Thankful For What

Thanksgiving might traditionally be an American holiday down to its historical core, but there’s something deeper than the feasting and festivities that Marmoset wants to recognize. You might be expecting this to be our cue to say how thankful we are for this and that — firstly, how dare you for jumping to conclusions, secondly, okay you’re right but there’s substantial profundity behind our thankfulness and humbling gratitude to be present in the ways we have this year.

In 2018 we’ve volunteered, partnered up, donated resources time and financial aid to organizations we admire and adore (and our community of artists have too); why do we do this? No matter what project we take on with our creative clients, no matter the collaboration, our main and core purpose remains to be centered around community.

So on this Thanksgiving Day we want to call out amazing people and amazing non-profits we’ve had the privilege of collaborating with; to acknowledge their unequivocally positive impact upon others. We are beyond thankful to be included in the process of making change happen, to be able to partner with and support their initiatives. To allow us to grow alongside them in constructing the future we’re proud to have believed, realized, and built together.

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Donated $11,300

KariosPDX is an educational non-profit focused on delivering equitable education to underserved children, their families and their communities. They are closing Portland's persistent opportunity and achievement gaps in measurable, sustainable ways.

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Donated $21,700

The Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, builds girls' self-esteem through music creation and performance. Providing workshops and technical training, the organization creates leadership opportunities, and cultivates a supportive community of peers and mentors.

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Donated $34,200

XRAY.FM is an independent, not-for-profit radio station which supports the Pacific Northwest's music and arts communities. It fulfills its educational mission through airing local public affairs programs featuring voices seldom heard on radio, and broadcasting a diverse array of music, with a focus on new, local, independent, and experimental recordings.

St. Andrew Nativity School Marmoset Music Licensing

Donated $44,500

St. Andrew Nativity School is Oregon's only tuition free, private middle school for low income students. Nativity School draws students of all faiths from around the Portland area. Ninety two percent of Nativity School students go on to graduate from high school and 80 percent go on to attend college.

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Donated $10,300

The Black Parent Initiative was established in 2006 to help families in achieving financial, educational and spiritual success. The organization was founded on a large body of educational research that states the importance of parental and family engagement and stability in attaining educational success.

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Donated $13,763

KMF's Hawai'i Songwriting Festival is a celebration of the art and craft of songwriting, with an emphasis on collaboration, education, and music for film/TV. Songwriters of all levels from all walks of life come together to connect with each other and music professionals from Hawai'i, the mainland, and beyond.

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Donated $13,250

Community of Hope exists to empower homeless single-parent families to cultivate hope, healing, and stability while living in a safe and supportive environment.

Donated $4,700

My Voice Music is a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon that engages youth in music and performance in order to promote self-esteem, social skills and emotional expression. MVM Studios is a recording studio and performance space in SE Portland open to the public and offering music classes and recording sessions.

This pool of non-profits represents just some of the few organizations we’ve partnered with this past year — and there’s a deep and personal story surrounding our mission to stay involved with every single one. If you have a story you’d like to share about working toward a cause you love or an organization you’re committed to, we’d love to hear more.

Posted on November 22, 2018 and filed under Community, Music, Spotlight: Marmoset, Marmoset.